Teach your child the importance of keeping a calendar or an agenda and writing down the dates for all school events, tests, school projects, and extra-curricular activities. This teaches them early on how to manage their time and responsibilities. Check your child’s agenda book on a daily basis to ensure completion.
Help your child set a routine schedule for after school and weekend study times and other commitments and activities and make sure to stick to it! Eventually the schedule becomes second nature to your child and they will automatically know when the right time is for different activities.
Help your child find the right setting and environment to study or do homework. Some children study better with music, others need a quiet space. Some prefer to work at a table, and others like to sit on the floor. Experiment a few options and let them chose their preference.
Stay in touch with your child’s teacher or ask MyGradeBooster to get in touch with them to ask about your child’s progress. If your child is struggling with a personal issue, let the school and your tutor know so that they are aware of the situation.
Visit the local public library with your child and let them sign out books, videos, magazines, etc. The more exposed they are to reading and learning in fun ways the more likely they will develop an interest in it.
Take away your child’s cell phone and computer when they should be studying. Texting and chatting online breaks a child’s focus and concentration. No productive studying can come out of that.
Children thrive on encouragement. Be their cheerleader and provide support and encouragement even if the child has not performed well. It is important for them to understand that failure is a part of life, but that you should always get back on your feet and try again.
Encourage your child to talk to you and share stories from school. It is very important to form a friendship bond with your child so that they will feel comfortable confiding in you. This way, if they are having problems with a teacher, a friend, or a bully in school, they are more likely to tell you.
Stay in touch with MyGradeBooster. We are dedicated to your child’s success in school and we take our responsibilities seriously.